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These dampers reduce stepper motor noise and vibration. 3 are needed for UltiBots Kossel printers, 4 needed for DeltaBots, 5 needed for most cartesians. These are guenuine Astrosyn and not offshore knockoffs.
Sold individually - discounts apply when purchasing 3 or more.
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Posted by MICHAEL on 7th Feb 2017
After applying belt tension, the motor tilts leading to a misaligned bulley.
Posted by Rusty on 13th Nov 2016
I bought a set of these to go on my TAZ 5, and they definitely work. I took some sound measurements from about 1.5-2 ft away using the Sound Meter for Android. Ambient sound level was around 45 dB, and with the power supply running, about 50 dB. Likely not actual noise level, but good enough for comparing against.
Prior to installing the dampers, I was registering noise around 56-60dB. I then started installing them one at a time to see the effects. With one on the x-axis, the noise dropped down to around 53-57, on the y-axis down to to 50-55. With one on on the extruder, my phone couldn't tell the difference anymore. I might put some on the z-axis motors eventually to complete the set.
They work. I can barely hear it in the next room. The high frequency noise is gone. Skype can no longer pick up the printer. The installation was a breeze. If you want a quieter printer, get these dampers.
Posted by Unknown on 12th Oct 2016
These dampers work great for reducing the vibration from steppers.
Posted by Brandon Thiele on 13th Sep 2016
I usually don't write reviews. But, wow! On a Makergear M2- stepper noise was reduced by an unbelievable amount. No high frequency harmonics anymore; the metal frame is no longer a tuning fork. 5 minute install for each stepper.. should be standard equipment! I see no reduction in print quality, either.. just make sure your belts are as tight as they were originally; and keep your machine well cleaned and lubed!
Posted by John Ricker on 11th Jul 2016
I didn't think the sound difference wss quite as dramatic as I've heard others mention (one reviewer said it went from being noisy two rooms away, to bring quiet enough to not be hard over phone from same room...), but it definitely took the edge off on my Rostock MaxV2. Very pleased, and highly recommend.
Plan to put in during initial build rather than add it on later if you can, will save you a lot of time!
Posted by Jim Heaney on 8th Jun 2016
These things are amazing! The loudest bit of my printer is now the fan on the hotend! I can't tell if the printer is running or not unless I am looking at it. Definitely recommend this product!
Posted by Unknown on 25th May 2016
The noise seems to be reduced, but I should have bought 1 for my extruder also. Now the extruder is responsible for the most irritating noises that my machine makes.
Installed on the Rostock Max V2. I really wish I had installed these while I was building the machine. For one of the towers, an 8" long #1 phillips screwdriver would have been exactly the right tool.. Unfortunately, most #1 phillips screwdrivers are not that long, and not sold in most stores. Extensions and drive bits won't fit.
At least I did not need to purchase additional hardware. Between the original Rostock screws and the included screws, everything went together nicely.
Posted by Josh on 12th Apr 2016
The Makergear M2 is made to be robust, and as such the hard mounted motors tend to drone. Even putting it in an electronics cabinet did little to quieten it down. Adding these to the X and Y motors made it a lot quieter. Great purchase.
Posted by Steve on 11th Apr 2016
It definitely reduced the noise on my MakerGear M2 to almost nothing, but decreased the print quality. This is likely do to taking some rigidity out of the belt. I like high quality prints, so ended up tossing them in the trash.
*** UltiBots Added *** Steve - your comments are unexpected. We have never had anyone unhappy with the Astrosyn dampers. Please coordinate a return for refund by contacting us through the webstore.
Posted by Ed on 22nd Feb 2016
Made my lulzbot taz 4 much quieter!
UltiBots also included some screws at different lengths which made installation a breeze!
Very pleased with the service of UltiBots and the performance of the product!
Will recommend to others!
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